Preloved is the NEW black! Preloved maternity wear comes to Perth!Caroline Fenton
We’re been super lucky to cross paths with the lovely Lindsey… a Perth mum to two gorgeous babes, she’s bringing us all an amazing service… preloved maternity wear! We know how hard it is to find good quality clothes throughout pregnancy, and sometimes you just don’t want to be breaking the bank to do it! So mums of Perth, listen up… we have found you a solution!
She’s a woman of my own heart, with Lindt dark sea salt chocolate being her guilty pleasure (I honestly couldn’t have chosen a better flavour myself, although am partial to mix it up with a bit of dark chilli choc too!) Chocolate aside, this lady has wonderful taste, and we’ve loved getting to know her a little better…
So, tell us, what is this preloved maternity wear all about… who is @onemamamore?
One Mama More is an online store selling preloved maternity wear to Mums and a selection of natural handmade jewellery. I buy and sell preloved maternity wear and breastfeeding friendly items, offering a very personalised service to Mums to help them feel beautiful and fashionable without spending a fortune. I am also harnessing my creative side by designing and making a range of beads for Mums to compliment the clothing. The beads are simple and stylish, you can wash them and you can wear them with almost anything in your wardrobe.
“…help mums feel beautiful and fashionable without spending a fortune…”
Can you describe your biz in 3 words?
Sustainable, Personal & Stylish-
Why do you do what you do?
I have always dreamt of being my own boss and making the big decisions for myself. So being on maternity leave from my teaching job it seemed the perfect time to give it a go! I have two gorgeous children at home and I would love to be able to build a career that is flexible allowing me to be there for them whilst also doing something I love. Specifically, I started One Mama More because I was so frustrated when I was pregnant trying to find something to wear! A lot of the maternity clothes options in Perth are expensive and I knew I was not likely to wear them for more than a few months. However, I also love clothes and its such a special time in your life as woman, I believe you deserve to look and feel fantastic.
“I love clothes… pregnancy is such a special time in your life as woman,
I believe you deserve to look and feel fantastic”
What have been your best biz moments so far?
I love getting positive feedback from customers, particularly on my jewellery. I have never done anything like this before so I feel a real sense of achievement and delight that someone would get pleasure from an item they have purchased from me.
What does a typical day look like for you?
Well I have a 7 month old baby and a 3 year old so there is no typical day for us at the moment! I love being on maternity leave and spending time with my kids every day but I also love getting out of the house so we spend our days at parks and the river catching up with friends. I tend to be on my phone a lot more since starting this business and I am squeezing the most of my days, working in the evening when the kids have gone to bed and at the weekend when my lovely husband is around to help.
“…we spend our days at parks and the river catching up with friends…”
What’s your ‘me time’ go to?
I have recently taught myself to crochet and I am finding that a very therapeutic and relaxing way to spend some time to myself. Usually with a bar of Sea salt dark chocolate Lindt by my side!
What’s your favourite day of the week, and why?
I love Saturdays in our house and the chance to spend time together as a family. My husband usually gets up and makes us all breakfast as a treat since I have undoubtedly been throughout the night feeding my little boy. Then we spend the day doing family things. My daughter is 3 which is such a great age and she keeps us busy and laughing all day long!
What does your perfect date night (or day!) look like?
I would love a date night with my husband, it has been too long! Ideally it would start with a nice big glass of red wine in a Wine bar – I like Whispers in Essex st in Freo. Then a yummy dinner. Something spicy and interesting, Thai is my favourite. And definitely a decadent dessert!
Can you give us a favourite quote?
‘I’m not bossy, I am the boss’ Beyonce
Its very relevant for me right now and a lesson my daughter is certain to teach the world! I think it is so important to allow girls to feel that they can display strong personality traits and take chances, without being afraid of failure or being called bossy.
Any ‘mum fails’ you’d like to let us in on?
So many I don’t know where to start! Last week I made curry for my daughter, she refuses to try anything the slightest bit spicy and my husband and I love spicy so I am determined to get her taste buds used to it. Anyway, I made it so mild and really talked it up and she took one bite and spat it all out over the kitchen bench! She then proceeded to pant and drink about 10 cups of water :) Oops! Might have been hotter than I thought ;)
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